Liz Annable MBACP
Counselling, supervision and consultancy
"The human body at peace with itself is more precious than the rarest gem."
If aspects of life make you anxious, hold you back, drain or confuse you then counselling offers the possibility to address them. I offer a safe, confidential space and attentive listening in order to explore with you the aspects of your life and experience that may be contributing to your current situation.
Person centred counselling in particular, offers the chance to be heard without judgment. This means I accept all of you, including those parts you're not proud of, or that might cause you shame or pain or fear. You are able to work at your own pace and set your own agenda.
Some of the many issues people bring include relationship issues, stress and anxiety, grief, loss and depression. Benefits people may find include increased confidence, clearer choices, less concerned with what others think and an improved quality to their relationships and communication.
Couples Counselling offers professional, emotional support to broach what feels difficult to explore as a couple. Issues couples bring are many and varied and include: dwindling intimacy and a desire to reconnect; losing a sense of being a couple in the stresses of family and work life; the complexities of second and blended families; betrayal; re-building trust; or facing the end of a relationship.
Anxiety & Mindfulness: I have a steady personal practice in mindfulness and a broad base of knowledge and experience in mindfulness approaches which are regularly welcomed by people wishing to address levels of anxiety and stress.
Expressive Materials: I offer a range of expressive materials. These can offer a safe or more spacious way of exploring experiences that may hold trauma; and offer an alternative way in to life experiences that have occurred when speech was still in its early days.
Training, qualifications & experience
To keep my practice alive and fresh I regularly engage in workshops, encounter groups, personal therapy and retreats in addition to the formal qualifications below.
BSc (Hons) Reflective Therapeutic Practice (2012)
Person Centred Supervision, Certificate (2009)
BACP Counsellor Accreditation (2009)
Person Centred Counselling Diploma (2005)
Person Centred Counselling Skills Certificate (2002)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I offer Supervision & Consultancy to counsellors and other professionals. I offer Reflective Practice sessions individually and in small groups for professional groups such as Social Workers.
My starting point is a deep respect for all supportive relationships and the way you choose to express yourself within them.
I aim to open and hold a reflective and restorative space to bring attention and depth to the relationship we form and to recognize and enable the potency we share in coming together to emerge.
I completed post-grad training as a supervisor in 2008. I have energy and commitment to a range of connections in the therapeutic world, the fruits of which I will bring to our work.
My counselling experience has been gained within all sectors of education, within mental health, end of life care, eating disorders and via EAPs. The majority of my current work is in private practice.
I feel secure on a path of development personally and professionally.
Meditation, retreats, personal therapy and encounter groups all contribute.
I practice primarily in Sheffield. I am extending Supervision & Consultancy to include Hebden Bridge & York/Whitby.